Friday, November 24, 2006

We're back home now - having arrived yesterday afternoon at dusk. A characteristic Welsh drizzle was falling as we left the train. (And don't even get me started about trains.....) On the 8 mile drive across Long Mountain to pick up the dogs from kennels we met only a solitary rabbit which ran this way and that in front of the car, startled by the headlights. On the return trip we met maybe 4 cars. Busy for that stretch of road. The previous evening a short journey across town from Bloomsbury to Battersea had taken an hour in nose to tail traffic. I guess if that's the way you choose to live your life then you get on and do it, gritting your teeth. For me the bright clear air, the silence and sense of space on our return was overwhelming and very welcome.

But it's good to get away once in a while - I return with a head full of ideas and images. We've had a good week in London - and if my connection hadn't gone down and lost my first draft of this blog I could have bored you with reviews for this and for that. (Thank your lucky stars!) Suffice to say:

.....we ticked off everything on our to-do list: Dinner at Moro in Clerkenwell, Velasquez, Hockney, La Boheme, a crab salad at Bibendum's Oyster Bar, Chez Bruce in Wandsworth, walking 'til our feets were sore etc etc.

Time for a bit of shopping too - including this light modelled on the famous Onion who has her own website. She is gorgeous - go and look at her - and certainly more so-operative than our white dog.


Onion said...

Dear Mountainear,
I'm so delighted to have come across your blog and that one of my lights has found such a great bully home. I love the pics of Wilson with it. Would you mind sending me one, so I can include it in my blog (to I wish I'd seen you when you came to London. A funny thing -- my master is a trainee chef at Moro, so I sometimes get Moro dinners too! Not bad are they?!
Sending you a big bullie lick.

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

I betcha Wilson dreams of Onion now, all the guys do!

Bussie Kissies

Blemished said...

That's the ugliest dog I've ever seen. Is it from Welshpool?

mountainear said...

I can see why you might think that. Actually he came from Norris Green, Liverpool where a face like that is much desired. Mmm, wonder if Norris Green might be twinned with W'pool?

I personally think he's damned handsome - but they always say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Luas Mom said...

Hello. I am Lua and I am a white EBT. I love your site, Mountainear, and I love you Onion I really, really do. My moms first EBT was brindle, like you are, but only my ears are brindle, the rest of me is white. Anyway, I hope to visit mountainear again, and I will certainly nag mom to get me an onion bullie. Then I can cuddle with you, onion.